Author(s): Howard Cohn
Meditation has gained widespread popularity as an effective tool for living peacefully and mindfully in the moment. But what is it exactly, and how does it work? Invitation to Meditation provides simple answers in a beginner-friendly format that weaves the experience of meditation directly into the reading—proving just how easy and enjoyable it can be. The artfully-designed package features a jacket embellished with gold foil and a spaciously laid-out interior with light illustrations that evoke calm and serenity; while the text presents timeless wisdom that is perfectly suited to modern life. As accessible as it is deeply resonant, Invitation to Meditation is for fans of meditation and newcomers alike, and makes a meaningful gift for anyone interested in exploring the present moment.
HOWARD COHN is a meditation instructor and spiritual leader with more than 40 years of experience in the field. In 1990, he founded San Francisco's popular group meditation, called Mission Dharma, which draws 100+ attendees every week. He is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (in Marin County, CA) where he leads 10+ events each year. In addition, Howard has done postgraduate work in East/West Psychology and has a private counseling practice. When not traveling to retreats and speaking engagements, he is based in San Francisco. Howard's friend and colleague JACK KORNFIELD, PhD (author of the foreword) is one of the leaders of the Western mindfulness movement. His more than fifteen books (including The Wise Heart, Meditation for Beginners, and Bringing Home the Dharma) have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies. He cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and he is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he resides.